Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Please watch this video and write four complete sentences about new information and facts that you learned about the Oregon Trail or Westward Expansion!!!  Please also write two sentences on things you are still wondering about.  Be sure to check your grammar and punctuation at the beginning and the end of your sentences.

21 comments:

  1. I did'nt know that almost All of the indians were nice to them. If i were an indian i wouldn't take any chances on helping random strangers! If i went on the oregon trail i would have to watch out! there is a LOT of danger! rattle snakes, Theivs, Native amaricans! its very dangerous! I wonder how they had inough food for the whole way.did som people get sick?

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  2. These are my facts.mossed of the land was un touched. The Native Amaricans thought that the western plains were like a desert. one day thousands of pioners were leaving their homes. They went along a route that became the Oragon trail. I am wondering where they go to the restroom. And how many people got lost.

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  3. I never new that they thought the western plains were like a desert. Thats crazy!!! In the early19 century the united states streched from the atlantic ocean in the east and to the rocky mountains to the west.Most of the land beond the missipi was untouched. Many now wanted to follow the path. Politicians at the time wanted the county to grow. I wonder why????By the 1830s pioneers were living in their homes.

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  4. I did not now that the indians would be nice to them. Where would they go to the restroom? By the 1830s pioneers were living in their homes. there is a lot of scary thing out there. Most of the land where not touched. How many people got lost?

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  5. I learned that Texas joined the United States in 1845.As people moved in their new territory it was hard for the native Americans to find a place to live.the Oregon trail was from Missouri to the pasific coast.Theirare still tracks of the Oregon trail.I didn't have any wonders though.

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    1. I wondered why did they call it the Oregon trail?And why didn't the native americans buy territorys like the other people?

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  6. I learned that the settlers all started their journey from Independence, Missouri. Many people died of diseases and the native americans were very helpful to them. The women and children walked the whole way. Once they made a train track from the east coast to the west coast people didn't use the Oregon trail as much. I wonder how long it took to build the continental railroad? How many people died on the Oregon trail?

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  7. My wonders are: Why were the Indians friendly? What killed off the most pioneers? And my final wonder is, were there many bandits along the way? Here are my facts: In the mid-1700s, more living and farming space was needed. So, to begin a new life, pioneers started to travel west in the mid-1700s. Great Britain thought that the Indians should have their own land. So in 1763, Great Britain passed a law called the proclamation, which said that settlers could not settle past the Appalachians. That law, and many other things, started the Revolutionary War. As settlers embarked on their journey to the new states, the Indians were pushed off their land.

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  8. I got 4 facts the first one is: The united states began as a group of 13 colonies that were ruled by great Britain. Number 2: People from Europe migrated to colonies, hoping to find better lives. Number 3: As the number of people living in colonies grew, cites and towns became crowded. Number 4: Great britains government thought that it would be hard to rule the colonies if the kept migrating east.

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  9. I learned that cholera killed many pioneers. I learned that half a million people settled in the west. They stopped using the Oregon Trail when that made a train track from the East to West Coast. I also learned that they killed too many buffalo. I wonder what the kids for fun and how the horses keep walking all day.

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  10. Some new things that I learned about the westward expansion is that in 1763, the British government passed a law called: The Proclamation of 1763. This law stated that the colonists could not move west of the Appalachians, Because they thought that it would be more difficult to rule over the colonists if they were so far away. I am still wondering how many items that a pioneer was able to take with them along the trip. Also,along the trip, were they ever attacked by highwaymen or bandits? And, did they ever get attacked by Bears, wolves, Coyotes,etc. ???
    Ciao!!!

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  11. I learned that the colonists believed that nobody lived west of the Mississippi. They believed it was all desert. They believed in manifest destiny which is the belief that America should stretch across the continent from one sea to the other. By following the Oregon trail settlers changed the landscape of America forever. I have two questions. Where did they sleep at night since their carriages were full of their stuff? How did they have enough for the trip?

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  12. I learned a lot from this video. The land beyond Mississippi was
    untouched. No settlers had arrived when the natives were living there. They believed in Madafast which was a god. People went out to find caves so the people could go to the West faster. I am wondering why did they travel on horses, did they bring money, and did they have books back then? Well I hope you learned a lot. Thanks for reading.

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  13. I learned many facts about the video. Cherolera killed many pioneers, and the United States grew from coast to coast in 100 years. I also learned that Texas joined the Union in 1945 and also brought Mexico and California which brought most of the south west. There were diseses along the journey and it was called Catoladg that killed lots of people. Hope you learned alot!

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  14. Here are 4 facts. First, the pioneers had to start at the right time for their journey. The wagons on the trail were called prairie schooners. Prairie schooners were only 1/2 the size of regular wagons. The children had to walk on the trail most of the journey. On good days they traveled at most 15 miles. On bad days they walked at most 1 mile. Now i will tell you 2 questions. My first question is why did they travel to Oregon and why didn't they travel to a different state? My second question is where did they go to the bathroom?

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  15. I enjoyed the video and these are my facts I learned.I learned that all the pioneers gather in Independence Missouri and that the pioneers had to pick the right time of the year to start there journey.Right now I am wondering where the pioneers went to the restroom and if the pioneers were friends with native americans.Those were my interesting facts and wonders!!!!!

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  16. I enjoyed watching this video. Early settlers thought the open plains were like a desert. Why did the early settlers think the open plains were like the desert? Politicians wanted the country to grow. It is called a manifest destiny. What does manifest mean? Explorers and missionaries set out to find a path to the west. What is a missionary? The settlers changed the American landscape forever. How did they change the American landscape forever? Every spring pioneers gather in the middle of Independence, Missouri. That is where the trail started. It was important to start at the right time of the year. If they started too early, the grass wouldn't be tall enough for the cattle to eat. If they started too late, they would risk fighting the winter storms up in the mountains. Doctors and farmers traveled along too. Why did doctors travel with the settlers? Most people never returned to Independence, Missouri. I hope you learned as much as I did. Bye.

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  17. Hi! here are my four facts about the video. By the early 1840's thousands of pioneers left there homes so they could start a new life out west. Following the route called the oregon trail. Every spring pioneers gathered in a town called independence Missouri. this was the start of the trail.

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    1. How did they walk so far??? How did they use the restroom? How did they survive the wild animals and storms??? how did they cross the rivers in there wagons.

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  18. here are some of my wonders that I got from the video: Did they have to leave behind a lot of their belongings or just a few? Did they take more heavy things than light? Did everyone in their town leave at the same time and with each other? Did the parents walk with the kids or did they stay inside the wagon? Did more children die get injured along the trip? That's all my facts!

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